Career cover Senior Investment Associate Chad and Ellen
Mekong Capital

Senior Investment Associate (Transaction Team – Hanoi)





The Why

  • Mekong Capitals purpose is reinventing Private Equity. We are looking for a new Associate or Senior Associate in the Transaction Team to cause breakthroughs in identifying, structuring, and completing investments at Mekong Capital.
  • Join us if you are passionate about hunting to find the opportunities that best fit our approach and model of backing vision-driven founders.

The Role

The position will engage & seek new investment opportunities from origination and due diligence through deal structuring and completion. This role is a balance between financial analysis, business strategy, and sharp investment acumen. The ideal candidate is interested in identifying the best-fit companies in Vietnam, has superior analytical skills, is extremely organized, and is prides themselves on thoughtful and eloquent communication. Candidates who take the initiative, have a tremendous work ethic and a high level of maturity are considered ideal.

  • Exploiting & hunting new potential investment opportunities in Vietnam that align with Mekong Capital PE investment strategy.
  • Analyze the investment opportunity- research and understand the sector/ company/ transaction.
  • Manage project work, including preparation of action plan, development of investment presentations (e.g., primary due diligence, financial valuation models, market analysis, etc.), related research, etc.
  • Manage the progress from initiating a deal to identifying potential acquisition targets and ‘bolt-on’ goals and assessing.
  • Extensive financial modeling including sensitivity analysis to support potential investment opportunities. Provide financial evaluation of investment opportunities.
  • Lead the development, refinement, negotiation, and closing of all transaction documents: NDA, term sheet, and all relevant deal legal agreements.
  • Be the owner of preparation of the status update summary of the pipeline for effective monitoring.
  • Work closely with VDI Leaders in implementing effective diligence & ensure that the target company is suitable for Mekong Capitals investment criteria.

What you will need


  • Strong understanding of and experience in building financial models for valuations and financial returns analysis
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills with demonstrated ability to work efficiently and meet tight deadlines.
  • Proactive self-starter, with proven ability to initiate and bring deals to completion.
  • Sound business judgment, problem-solving and commercial instincts
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with large, culturally diverse teams at all levels.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required, including a demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently with good presentation skills in one-on-one settings or to larger groups.
  • At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in investment banking, private equity, or management consulting, and Transaction advisory from Big 4.
  • Knowledge of business growth strategy and the risk/return characteristics of private equity investment opportunities.